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2015 - Nominee - Orlando Business Journal Awards "40 Under 40"
2014 -AVVO Clients' Choice
2012 - Businessman of the Year - MBA Orlando LGBT Chamber of Commerce Pride in Business Awards
University of Central Florida
Pre-medical background including research, phlebotomy and cadaver work.
Bachelor of Science, Biology
with University Honors
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
with University Honors
Gillespie Kerr, P.A.
Attorney of Counsel, Kissimmee, FL
● Criminal defense, civil litigation, wills, trusts and
estates, and corporate formation.
● Federal criminal and EEOC cases.
● Represented Spanish-speaking clients of the firm.
Office of the State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit
Assistant State Attorney, Orlando, FL
● Prosecuted felony, county and juvenile cases in Orange and Osceola Counties.
● Cases ranged from minor traffic offenses to attempted first degree murder.
● Won first felony case third day on the job and given solo division by the end of first year.
● Prosecuted attempted first degree murder case by the end of second year.
● Trusted with cases that garnered media attention and appeared on television.
● Selected to assist training Saint Cloud Police Department in DUI law issues.
Antonio G. Tapia, P.A.
Attorney, Orlando, FL
● Negotiated on behalf of medical doctors against American Health Care Administration.
● Executed private estate, including property transactions, trust administration, wills and codicils.
● Drafted commercial lease agreements and amended bylaws for a Florida for profit corporation.
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City Hall East
● Largest VLA in the South East US focusing on artist and non-profit issues.
● Managed cases and referrals for 700+ member attorneys.
● Conducted research on current legal issues.
● Business Coach and Legal Partner - University of Central Florida Business Incubator
● Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching
● Teen Court Judge
● Lecturer and Guest Speaker: Culture and Technology
● Intellectual Property Component, Rollins College
● Constitutional and Legal Issues for Alternative Family Structure
● EMI Music Latin America, Miami, Florida
● Fullersound, Inc., Miami, Florida
● Walt Disney Entertainment, Music Department, Orlando, Florida
Emory University School of Law
Top Tier Law School; US News & World Reports
Florida A&M College of Law, Orlando, FL
Adjunct Professor, Intellectual Property and Patent Law
University of Central Florida - Burnett Honors College, Orlando, FL
Seminole State College, Legal Studies Program, Sanford, FL
Adjunct Professor, Selected Studies in Law: Intellectual Property, Business & Ethics, Selected Lectures in Law Office Management: Trust Accounting in Legal Practice
AGT Law, P.A. - The Venture & Intellectual Property Law Firm -
Registered Patent Attorney, Maitland, FL
● Patent prosecution for provisional and nonprovisional patent applications and patent searches.
● Trademark prosecution including unadorned names, design logos and related casework.
● Copyright filing, royalty/agency agreements and counseling on other arts issues.
● Counsel regarding business investments, prototyping, licensing, manufacturing, franchise and art.
● Formation of limited liability companies and other business entities, corporate documentation and
corporate formation counsel.
● Wills, trusts and estates with a focus in venture-related matters.
Admitted to Practice
● Florida Bar
● District of Columbia (DC)
● Middle District of Florida
● Southern District of Florida
● United States Patent and Trademark Office
Antonio G. Tapia, Esq.